I read in the Echo today that the owners of the Newgate centre want to revamp it and spend millions to update and regenerate the town centre
Hopefully to encourage new large retailers into the town ?
Is this too much ... too late ?
If the GREEDY councils allowed FREE parking I am sure loads of people would still shop there ?
Seems like the decline started when they decided to charge 20p an hour in the eary 90's and those rogue wheel clampers !!
the Metrocentre was still 'new' offered more shops for free parking and better deals as online shopping didnt really exist
it was newspaper advert wars
How long is the local council going to finish off the market place ? seems one day its done the next week its ripped up and tarmac laid ?
I hope they make the old OK depot more FREE parking maybe even if they designated it for shop workers only ?? just a thought
NO matter how much money you chuck into Bishop Auckland I think its going to be wasted ?
Old Focus store is ideal for a big retailer to move in to
MARKS AND SPENCER ?
Currys / PC WORLD ?
I cannot understand how a small complex such as Dalton Park can attract so many people ... when the same shops could easily be in Bishop to attract people in ?
Never been in Bishop for a while... as nothing attracts me to it